Jaguar XJ220


“The Saturday Club” was an unofficial group of 12 Jaguar engineers and designers who worked after-hours and on weekends to secretly develop the car that would launch the company directly to the top of the list of the world’s fastest car manufacturers. The Jaguar XJ220 was a revelation when it was first shown to the…

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Bentley 6½ Litre Bob Tail

Bentley 6.5 Litre

The Bentley 6½ Litre was very nearly released as the Bentley 4¼ Litre, but through a twist of fate W. O. Bentley and a Rolls-Royce test driver both encountered one another on their way back from the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon. The two men were each piloting the latest prototypes from their respective…

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Ferrari 330 GTC

The Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, it quickly won favour with the Ferrari cognoscenti for its exceptionally refined nature and its top speed of 150+mph. In the years that have passed since it was first introduced some have looked back at the 330 GTC as the first…

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Roger Moore’s Lamborghini Islero S


The Lamborghini Islero S is a car with extraordinary DNA, it’s fitted with a V12 developed by Giotto Bizzarrini (the father of the Ferrari 250 GTO), its chassis was penned by Gianpaolo Dallara and its body was styled by Mario Marazzi – formerly of Carrozzeria Touring. All of this heritage coupled with the badge on…

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Amilcar C6 Voiturette


Amilcar was a small French cyclecar and automobile manufacturer that operated between 1921 to 1940, the name was a contraction of the founders names – Joseph Lamy and Emile Akar. The company started out making cyclecars to meet the surging demand in France, caused by government incentives for vehicles with a dry weight of under…

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Bizzarrini Strada


Giotto Bizzarrini is an engineer and test driver that many have never heard of, and I suspect that Bizzarrini himself prefers it this way. One of his most enduring quotes is “I’m not a car designer, I am a worker”, and as a testament to that, he’s been working nonstop since he graduated from the…

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Auburn Speedster Barn Find

Auburn Speedster

The American answer to the lightning fast Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles coming out of Europe in the 1920s was the Auburn Speedster, a car designed by Gordon Buehrig that was audacious even in the heady days of the pre-Great Depression United States. It’s difficult to say anything about the design of the Auburn Speedster…

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Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta


Just two Ferrari 275S Barchettas were built by Enzo and his legendary engineers in Maranello, it would be amongst the first models to wear the Ferrari badge and would contribute significantly to the reputation being developed by the burgeoning Italian automaker. The car was originally built in 1950 and fitted with a body by Carrozzeria…

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Ferrari F40 LM


The Ferrari F40 LM is almost certainly the most red-blooded example of what many consider to be the most red-blooded supercar ever made. Ferrari introduced the F40 in 1987, it was to be the last car ever personally approved and overseen by Enzo Ferrari. Just 19 Ferrari F40 LMs were created by Michelotto, and each had full…

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1917 Henderson Factory Racer

Henderson Motorcycle 6

The Henderson Motorcycle Company was founded in 1911 by American brothers William G. Henderson and Tom W. Henderson, over the course of their careers the two men would have a hand in the development of all the American 4-cylinder motorcycle engines of the period, and many consider their designs to be significantly ahead of their…

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1:12 Scale Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder

Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder 3

Amalgam is a British model maker renowned for their work creating everything from realistic Formula 1 cars to models of super yachts and exceptionally rare cars that take pride of place on the desks of many of the world’s millionaires and billionaires. The model you see here is a 1-of-1 1:12 Scale Ferrari 250 GT…

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Mammoth Bone Damascus Steel Knife

Mammoth Bone Damascus Steel Knife

These knives by the master bladesmiths at Santa Fe Stoneworks have 33 layer Damascus steel blades with handles carved from mammoth bone, each is a one-off creation and no two look quite the same. The unique layering you can see in the blade is thanks to the folding and hammering required to create Damascus steel,…

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